BWIC Scholarship for Assistance in Graduate Applications (BWIC-SAGA)!
In September 2019, we launched a HornRaiser campaign where we raised funds to help alleviate costs of applying to chemistry graduate programs for undergraduate women in chemistry at UT Austin. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are proud to announce this scholarship fund!
Although undergraduate chemistry programs are on average equally represented by male- and female-identifying students, chemistry graduate enrollment is currently below 40% women, and the number of women occupying postdoctoral and academic roles in chemistry is below 20%. The goal of this program is to increase representation for women at higher levels of education by reducing the financial barriers which prevent students from applying to the top graduate programs. BWIC has made available a number of scholarships to help the undergraduate women who are applying to chemistry graduate programs. These scholarships will help cover application and administrative fees for these BOLD women!
We have released this application form (guidelines below) to undergraduate students in chemistry at UT Austin and are accepting applications until November 22, 2019 for this year's scholarship fund! Here is a link to the application form if you are a current female-identifying senior applying to graduate programs in Chemistry prior to May 1, 2020.